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Ryerson acquires Singer Steel

March 15, 2011

Ryerson Inc., a distributor and processor of metals in North America and China, has announced that it has acquired Singer Steel Company, a value-added flat rolled steel processor based in Streetsboro, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not announced. "This acquisition represents another step in...

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Praxair expands Tennessee air separation plant

March 15, 2011

Praxair Inc. has announced that it is doubling the capacity of its Memphis, Tenn., air separation complex to produce oxygen and nitrogen to supply Nucor Corp. and Velero Energy Corp. The company recently completed construction of a pipeline capable of serving multiple customers in the Riverport...

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Taking the load off material handling

March 14, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

A manufacturer of healthcare products automated the material handling and welding of a popular line of medical tables.

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Pot'ente by mi Chelle Vara

Life in abstract

March 14, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

Artist mi Chelle Vara is one of the lucky ones. She has found a way to combine her two passions—art and welding—into a career and a business that she loves.

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Jerry Mathison and Jay Ginder

Welding heat treatable steels

March 14, 2011 | By Jerry Mathison, Jay Ginder

Our shop won a contract that requires welding 4130 steel. I've been told this is a heat-treatable steel. Can you tell me which different welding procedures have to be used to weld this material?

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Aluminum Workshop: Achieving T6 designation for 6061

March 14, 2011 | By Frank Armao

Q: Can you tell me the heat treatment steps necessary to produce 6061-T6? I have heard that heat treating it after welding will increase its mechanical properties.A:Let's first describe what is happening when you heat treat 2XXX, 6XXX, or 7XXX alloys. All of these alloys are heat treated by...

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Gearing up to grind aluminum

March 14, 2011 | By Patrick Carroll

Aluminum is a difficult material to process as it poses a unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to grinding. The best way to ensure that you’re grinding process is efficient while also providing you with the desired result hinges on using the correct abrasive at all times.

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Changing up the daily grind

March 14, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

A manufacturer of aluminum radar arches found that a simple change in grinding discs yielded big results.

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3-D CAD: Modeling with limited resources - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Modeling with limited resources

March 14, 2011 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis reminds us that CAD modeling has its limitations and that it's still necessary to build a prototype rather than just relying on simulation.

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Dixie-Southern opens new corporate headquarters

March 14, 2011

Dixie-Southern has opened corporate headquarters in Bradenton, Fla. The new facility houses the sales, estimating, finance, human resources, and administration departments. The current Duette, Fla., location remains the engineering and manufacturing/quality center with project management and...

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Pneumatic roll-out shelving rack has 4,000-lb. capacity - TheFabricator.com

Pneumatic roll-out shelving rack has 4,000-lb. capacity

March 14, 2011

Proper Storage Systems has introduced full-extension pneumatic roll-out shelving racks for storing and accessing heavy tooling and materials, with a capacity of 4,000 lbs. The racks offer shelf widths from 36 to 66 in. and shelf depths of 36 or 48 in. in two-, three-, and four-shelf models. The...

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Electron Beam Technologies promotes vice presidents

March 14, 2011

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., Kankakee, Ill., has promoted Steven Roe to vice president of engineering and Valgene E. Raloff to vice president of marketing and product development. Roe joined the company in 1990 as a design engineer. He later was named chief engineer, leading engineers and...

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E&E Metal Fabrication moves to new facility

March 14, 2011

E&E Fabrication Inc. has opened a new facility in Lebanon, Pa., with 21 employees. It plans to hire 25 to 30 new employees in the next year. The company received an order from Starlight Energy LLC to make equipment for biomass energy production....

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Fronius USA names segment managers

March 14, 2011

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has promoted Stefan Mayr to segment manager resistance welding/DeltaSpot. He has been with the company for more than 13 years, working in resistance welding R&D and serving as key account manager for robotics and integration. Josh Williamson has joined the...

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Armor Contract Mfg. installs large-scale blast, paint system - TheFabricator.com

Armor Contract Mfg. installs large-scale blast, paint system

March 14, 2011

Armor Contract Mfg., Mason, Ohio, has installed a 3,100-sq.-ft., full-service blast, primer, and paint system, interlinked with a monorail system. "Objectives for our new capabilities include government shipping containers, UL-listed diesel fuel tanks, large industrial power genset enclosures,...

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